What an earth-shattering six weeks. It feels like both yesterday and a lifetime since the last time I walked into Studio 1A
In the past six weeks, I learned I am positive for a BRCA2 mutation, had stage 2 breast cancer
then had a double mastectomy and learned that my life will soon look very different.
Despite regular mammograms and sonograms
it wasn’t until genetic testing that I learned I have a gene mutation.
A gene mutation that is the cause of my breast cancer.
The surgery was three weeks ago. Honestly, physically, I am doing OK
(Emotionally is a different story; it's been a roller coaster.) My double mastectomy was successful.
A week after my surgery, my 45-minute meeting with my oncologist,
Dr. Joseph Sparano at Mount Sinai in New York City,